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Clinical Fellow - Emergency Medicine

Job Reference: 050-CFW-EM-11-21

Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board
Emergency Medicine
Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and ‘Proud to Lead’ competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the “Disability Confident Employer” scheme. We also offer a number of family-friendly benefits, including childcare voucher schemes, work-life balance policies.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Clinical Fellow posts in Emergency Medicine, Bangor Ysbyty Gwynedd

Combined with either PHEM, Medical Education, Mountain Medicine, Global EM or QI


Bangor ED’s Clinical Fellow posts are the original and best year out of training. These posts offer the opportunity to live on the doorstep of Snowdon and Anglesey, and gain an appreciation of the challenges of rural EM that city training can never prepare you for.


These are clinical fellow posts in rural EM with a fabulous bonus – nearly 25% of the job plan is away from the shop floor (and for MedEd posts it’s 50%), with your choice of personal development time, plus dedicated SPA time. Choose from original PHEM, Medical Education, Mountain Medicine, Global EM or Quality Improvement. Some options can be mixed and matched, and we’d particularly welcome applicants wishing to do MedEd. Although many of our fellows come straight after ACCS (any speciality) coming a year or two later (ie after EM ST4/5) is even better. We also offer a generous study leave budget – either up to £5k to attend suitable relevant courses or we fund your postgraduate qualification (up to the fee level for UK students).


The posts are open to all those with experience equivalent to ACCS (including international applicants) and at least 5 years’ post-graduation training. We offer a flexible annualised rota with the option of working less than full-time. These posts provide 44 days of development time over 12 months, plus 22 days of SPA (pro-rata for those working less than full-time).

We recommend 80% of full-time as the optimal “sweet spot” balancing enough salary and experience in your choice of development time, whilst optimizing the flexibility of the annualised rota features.


The hospital component of the posts is in the Emergency Department in Ysbyty Gwynedd in North West Wales. All our fellows are expected to take an active part in teaching, service development and audit alongside our HSTs, and for those wishing to put particular effort into CV-enhancement or who wish to start a research portfolio, you will find enthusiastic educational supervisors standing by to assist.


  • PHEM posts are designed to be the perfect ‘prep school’ for later PHEM sub-speciality training. You’ll undertake shifts with Welsh Ambulance and EMRTS, the Welsh HEMS service (max 50% of your PHEM time). Close relations with our SAR and Mountain Rescue colleagues provide opportunities to gain unique insights into SAR medicine in Snowdonia.


  • Our Medical Education option offers a generous 50% time devoted to medical education. This primarily involves teaching medical students (3rd and final years from Cardiff and Swansea), but there are also opportunities to reach paramedic students, Advanced Practice MSc students (nursing and paramedic) and junior doctors – and we throw in the option of a fully funded PGCertMedEd for MedEd Fellows staying 12 months. You will also have the opportunity to hone your simulation teaching skills both in the hospital sim suite and in the department.


  • Mountain Medicine, Global EM and Quality Improvement are our newest options. They’re more specialized – please read the Job Description carefully.

So who are you?

  • You must have completed ACCS (EM, Anaesthetics or AM)


  • Alternatively, if you have trained abroad or have had a non-standard career to date, you’ll need to demonstrate you have comparable experience to those who have completed UK ACCS. Your application form must include details on the amount of time you have spent training in EM related acute specialties. Better still, get in touch to discuss eligibility.


  • Applicants with fewer than 10 months’ previous EM experience are not eligible for posts under 12 months’ duration.


  • If you’re on run-through training, you’d need to come on OOPE – please discuss your plans with your TPD as soon as possible (6 months notice to your TPD is normally required).


  • You must hold the MRCEM/FRCEM Intermediate, Primary FRCA, MRCP or equivalent (or expect to do so by the starting date)


  • You don’t need any PHEM experience – we’re happy to train you from scratch. The same applies to the MedEd, QI and Global EM programme. The Mountain Medicine post needs substantial mountaineering experience if you want to do the DipMM – we can offer research-based alternative if not.


  • Please check the Person Specification carefully, and if you are applying for the PHEM post, note the Occupational Health requirements.


  • We are currently recruiting for starting dates in February and August 2021: we strongly prefer new starters to join at these times, but we can be flexible if required. Outstanding applicants may be considered for deferred starts in February or August 2022.


  • If you’re an EM Higher Specialist Trainee, and would like to come to Bangor without delaying your CCT, talk to us about coming on OOPT (sadly no PHEM etc but most of the other benefits, including one whole day a week of SPA!). If you want to guarantee yourself a slot for OOPT, you’d need to apply here, alongside the Clinical Fellows.

For more information or to organise an informal visit please contact or or or


12 month posts commencing February or August 2022 or February 2023

(shorter & longer posts and alternative start dates by negotiation)


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To work in the UK, all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship to obtain either a Health and Care visa or Skilled Worker visa, unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply should self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship by visiting Work in the UK. If you are eligible for the Health and Care visa, application costs are lower and you do not need to pay the annual Immigration Health Surcharge.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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